Majoring in Marine Science

The Marine Science major can be taken as part of any BSc or BSc combined degree. This major can also be taken within other degrees (for example, Bachelor of Arts). Please check with your Faculty regarding your degree requirements.

Any students who are uncertain as to what combination of Units will best serve their interests should contact their year coordinator:

First Year:
Second Year:
Third Year:
Undergraduate Marine Science Advisor:

Postgraduate (Environmental Science):
Postgraduate (other streams):




Marine Science major

FIRST YEAR
Recommended: To complete a Marine Science major the minimum requirement is 24 credit points of units listed under Table 1 for Marine Science, including BIOL3013/3913 and at least 6 credit points of GEOS3XXX. To prepare for this, it is recommended that a student complete 12 credit points of Junior Biology and 12 credit points of Junior Geosciences.

SECOND YEAR
You will take intermediate units of study in biology and geoscience, which are prerequisites for your senior units of study. Your studies will look at the marine geology of ocean basins and continental margins, and the major biological systems of the oceans and coasts.

THIRD YEAR
For a major in Marine Science, the minimum requirement is 24 credit points from senior units listed in this subject area, including BIOL3013/ 3913 and at least 6 credit points of GEOS3XXX.

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